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09-09-2008, 22:48
what is the official base size for the DE Hydra? my friend has them on 50/50
I've mounted mine on 50/100 chariot base.

09-09-2008, 23:00
A chariot base, i believe thats the base in the box - and its the base that GW itself uses.

09-09-2008, 23:14
The new one comes with a chariot base, the old one didn't have a base (same as many large monsters of that 'generation'.

If you have a chariot base, that is the best choice.

10-09-2008, 16:17
mainly I want to know if the 50/50 is legal.

Count Zero
10-09-2008, 16:22
i think you have to chnage the bases to fit the current rules dont you? i have a dragon on the smaller bases that they were orignally supplied with which i used at a GT but had to pretend it was on a larger base.

Gazak Blacktoof
10-09-2008, 21:06
If you play with a group regularly or plan to attend tournaments they might have specific ideas on how this should be handled. If in doubt use the newest base size.

Personally I wouldn't ask anybody to re-base a model but I wouldn't expect them to field it on an "old" base if its a new model. If they've gone out of their way to change the base they probably think that it gives them an advantage which likely speaks volumes about how the game is going to proceed.

10-09-2008, 23:11
Same as with old Giants and Dragons; If you don't want to re-base your model, place a monster base behind it for when it is relevant (flankcharges, terror test "reach" or other ranges).

10-09-2008, 23:41
Makeing a bace isn't hard...

11-09-2008, 06:13
Makeing a bace isn't hard...

:DNot as hard as spelling it apparrently...:p

11-09-2008, 08:18
:DNot as hard as spelling it apparrently...:p


11-09-2008, 09:40

Haha! Touche. :D

11-09-2008, 12:32
The reason you should never attempt to correct someone's spelling on the interweb... :p

11-09-2008, 14:25
There's a truism about that, it's name escapes me at the moment.

12-09-2008, 18:01
To Errr Is Human?

12-09-2008, 18:09
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Some view the law as a curse. Many cases could be explained through the psychoanalytical concept of parapraxis, or Freudian slip: writers who are over-anxious to assert themselves by correcting other people's mistakes express their own repressed insecurity by committing similar mistakes themselves.

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* Bell's First Law of Usenet (Andrew Bell in alt.sex, May 15, 1990): "Bell's First Law of USENET: Flames of spelling and/or grammar will have spelling and/or grammatical errors."[2]
* Hartman's Law of Prescriptivist Retaliation (Jed Hartman, April 1998): "Any article or statement about correct grammar, punctuation, or spelling is bound to contain at least one eror."[3]
* Tober's Lor (in the Usenet group uk.local.birmingham, 1998, after T. Bruce Tober who postulated it)
* McKean's Law (lexicographer Erin McKean, 1999)
* Gaudere's Law on the Straight Dope message board (2000)
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12-09-2008, 21:47
The reason you should never attempt to correct someone's spelling on the interweb... :p

Hehe, note he still didn't admit to his mistake though. :) Serves me right for going on the computer on my lunch break though. Not a lot of time to proofread.

13-09-2008, 10:22
what is the official base size for the DE Hydra? my friend has them on 50/50
I've mounted mine on 50/100 chariot base.

Back to the original question.

There are no explicitly stated rules on Monster bases. In fact the rules for bases are almost non existent.
The suggested base size chart provided by GW is obsolete and erroneous.

The closest rule for a Monster base, I can think off is "any base" but the rule accepted by most players is - the base size provided in the pack when bought from GW.

As far as the Hydra is concerned either a chariot base or a 50X50 base would be acceptable by most players.